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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Twelve: Clef Notes

    September 15, 2017

    Maestro Slatkin uses the Beethoven String Quartet No. 12 to introduce the clefs conductors encounter in their scores, and he explains the importance of transpositions to understanding how the notes sound and fit together.

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  • Just Released: “Leading Tones,” by Leonard Slatkin

    September 12, 2017

    NOW AVAILABLE: Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians, and the Music Industry

    Purchase Leonard Slatkin’s new book at Hal Leonard Online today!

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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Eleven: What’s the Score?

    August 15, 2017

    In this month’s video installment of Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Maestro Slatkin delves into the topic of score reading for aspiring conductors.

    Future lessons will be posted here, and will also be available on his YouTube channel, on the 15th of every month.

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  • Slatkin’s New Book, “Leading Tones,” Available for Pre-Order

    August 10, 2017

    Leonard Slatkin’s latest book, Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians, and the Music Industry, is now available for pre-order and will be released by Amadeus Press on September 12, 2017.

    Leading Tones glimpses far beyond Slatkin’s baton and casts an inquisitive eye upon many facets of the music business.

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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Ten: Getting On and Off the Stage

    July 15, 2017

    In this month’s Conducting School video, Maestro Slatkin explains the basics of stage deportment at the beginning and end of a concert.

    Future lessons will be posted here, and will also be available on his YouTube channel, on the 15th of every month.

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  • Rave Reviews for DSO’s Copland Release on Naxos

    July 13, 2017

    The Detroit Symphony’s latest release on the Naxos label is Aaron Copland’s iconic Symphony No. 3, recorded with the composer’s original coda intact. Reviews of the new recording have been overwhelmingly positive, with critics admiring Maestro Slatkin’s pacing, the orchestral balance, and the poignant, expressive playing of the DSO musicians.

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  • DSO Heads to Asia after a Free Send-Off Concert Sunday

    July 7, 2017

    On July 11, the DSO departs on its historic Asia Tour 2017, a trip that will include the orchestra’s debut performances in China and its first visit to Japan in 19 years. Leonard Slatkin will conduct the DSO in eleven concerts from July 14 to 29, from Tokyo to Shanghai, marking his first overseas tour with the orchestra and the DSO’s first international tour since Europe in October 2001.

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  • The Orchestre National de Lyon Celebrates Leonard Slatkin

    June 23, 2017

    Hail to the Chief: Anne-Sophie Mutter, the ONL and the People of Lyon Welcome the Work of Leonard Slatkin

    by Beate Langenbruch

    Published in French by Bachtrack and translated here.

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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Nine: The Use of Your Body to Indicate Dynamics

    June 15, 2017

    In this ninth installment of the Conducting School series, Maestro Slatkin delves into how the conductor conveys dramatic intensity and emotion by using the left hand and the rest of the body.

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  • Slatkin Is Jury Chairman of the Cliburn Competition in Fort Worth

    May 25, 2017

    Widely considered one of the top music contests on the planet, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition attracts the best pianists ages 18 to 30. Leonard Slatkin serves as chairman of the jury that will evaluate 30 carefully selected competitors May 25 through June 10, 2017. For the first time, the entire competition will be streamed live to fans around the world.

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